Recent Events

Team Kennet Zoe Allen took part in the Portsmouth track open meet in the under 13 girls she ran 10.89 for the 100m and 29.99 in the 200m

Oliver Humphrey took part in the Lee Valley Hurdles meeting in the under 15 boys 80mH he clocked 12.5 a new personnel best time

Team Kennet had Eight Athletes invited to Portsmouth City Invitational Throws meeting.

Ben East made it another win in the under 17 Javelin event throwing 68.92 winning by just over 2m, Liam Cawley threw 55.73 just missing out on a personnel best. Phoebe Hoaen threw past the 40m mark by 92cm, and their Coach Luke Angell threw a seasons best to put him in the top 20 UK rankings 56.38

The Discus Throw under 15 Seb Simpson threw a massive personnel best of 32.96 with a lot more to come yet, Sam Dennis threw 24.41.

The under 17s Harry Booker just missed the 40m mark to throw 39.11 and Oliver Gregory 23.44, Both Athletes teamed up in the Shot where Booker threw 11.72 and Gregory 11.31

In the UK Javelin Championships held at Lee Valley Ben East won yet another title throwing in the under 17 age group with a best throw of 69.91, and team mate Liam Cawley threw a personnel best to finish 6th place with a throw of 55.89

Phoebe Hoaen took part in the under 20 womens event and earned herself a Runners Up place and breaking the clubs u20 record with a big throw of 42.63

Also in the South of England Championships weekend at Chelmsford, in the under 17 mens age group Harry Booker came 6th in the Shot with a throw of 12.13 and Oliver Gregory just behind in 7th 11.87

Both teamed up again in the Discus Booker throwing for 10th place wit h39.94 and Gregory was 13th with a throw of 30.07

Charlotte Booker came 14th in the under 20 Discus with 21.95

In the Senior Womens 400m Team Kennet’s Hayley Steward took part in the 400m she came 4th in her heat 61.17 to qualify for the finals as fastest loser, but sadly had to withdraw due to a calf strain

London Indoor Games

Team Kennet Athletes were successful at the London Indoor Track & Field Games over the weekend, in the under 13 girls age groups Zoe Allen came 1st in the Shot with a throw of 8.49 putting her ranked in the top 6 in the UK rankings, she clocked a fast 8.89 in the 60m sprint and also took part in the 200m 29.45.
Clare McGonnell had a very successful day she claimed two new club records firstly in the 800m 2.44.74 and then High Jump 1.25, and then clocking a fast 60m hurdles time of 10.66 seconds.

Oliver Humphrey came out 4th quickest in the under 15 boys 60m Hurdles also claiming the Clubs age group Record in a time of 9.38 seconds

SEAA Indoor

Hayley Steward from Team Kennet earned herself a Silver Medal in the senior women’s Shot in the South of England indoor track and field Championships at Lee Valley throwing 11.31m. She also came 6th in the long jump 5.17m

SEAA Indoors

Team Kennets Zoe Allen secured a Bronze Medal at the South of England Championships held at Lee Valley over the weekend, Zoe in the under 13 girls took part in the 60m sprint winning her heat in 8.78 and then went faster in the final clocking 8.70 to claim her Bronze, she also just missed out on another medal in the Shot throwing 7.73 to take 4th place

Zoe also took part in the Lee Valley Indoor Minithon, Zoe claimed two new Club Indoor Records, dipping under 30 seconds in the 200m clocking 29.25, and in the 600m she ran a fast 1.54.13, she also took part in the Shot to throw 7.98.

SEAA Heptathlon

Team Kennet’s Stuart Bladon broke every record going over the weekend in the under 20 South of England Heptathlon Championships to be crowned Champion setting a new South of England Championship record of 5040 pts.

On his way he also broke every single individual event club record, day 1 saw the 60m sprint clocking a very fast 7.31 that put him in 2nd place after event one, His Long jump saw a big 6.36m but this slipped Stuart to 4th place in the standings, but with a big Shot throw of 12.63 this moved him up to third place, the last event of day 1 was the high jump, clearing 1.89 he ended the day in second place.

Day 2 started of with the 60m hurdles and event Stuart is now really thriving on, he clocked a very fast 8.32 to keep him in 2nd place but closed the gap, next event came was the Pole Vault, the event leader had pulled out so this meant Bladon could seal a win on a high clearance, he did so with a first time ever of the 4m mark eventually clearing 4.03m to take the lead with just one event left the 1000m endurance run, although he wasn’t the quickest but his time of 2.54.41 was still impressive but crossed the line as event winner and a new Championship Record.

Oxford League Quadkids

In the 3rd match of the Oxford League, Team Kennet’s Under 9 Boys team finished 1st with 651 points. The Under 9 girls team was 2nd with 200 points, the Under 11 boys were 6th with 637 points and the Under 11 girls 2nd with 633 points. Both Under 9 teams won the league with the Under 11 girls 2nd in their age group and the Under 11 boys 6th.

For the Under 9 boys, Austin Ambrose was the overall winner with 195 points with Aiden Fleming 168 (3rd overall), Noah Lauder-Clark 161 (5th overall) and Joshua Ladds 127 the other scorers for the team. Emma Long was the top TK Under 9 girl (4th overall) despite missing the 600m with an ankle injury. Holly Lockett was 5th overall with 97 points.

For the Under 11 girls, Bethany MacLean was overall winner with 216 points with Erin Gosney 177, Eloise Ross 122 and Millie Phillips/Tillie Bell 118 the other scorers. For the Boys, Ethan Kuijten on 212 points was just piped by Harry Fenner on 217 with Will McDonald 208 the other scorer for the team.

In the individual events, there was another overall 1-2-3 by Noah, Austin and Aiden in the U9B Vortex throw, a 1-2 for Austin and Aiden in the long jump and in the 75m and a 3rd overall for for Austin in the 600m. Overall wins for Emma in 75m, Long Jump and Vortex for U9g. An overall 4th place for Will in the U11B long jump and 3rd for Harry in the vortex and an overall wins for Bethany in the U11G Vortex.

Oxford League Match 3

Team Kennet were involved in a very close match in their last junior match of the season in the Oxfordshire Young Athletes League at Horspath on Sunday.

On the day final results saw Team Kennet just win which was good enough to win the League overall and take their fourth junior league match win in a row.

Team Kennet 55
Oxford City 52
Banbury 51
Radley 50
Bicester 46
Abingdon 44
Witney 31
White Horse 18

The under 13 girls were at full strength, but had to settle for second place on the day, Kirsten Fraser and Eve Brown set a high standard for the day in the 1500m as a double win came with superb times of 5.09.8 and 5.37.6. The Sprint Hurdles just before saw two second places from Claire McGonnel 12.9 and Annabel MacLean 13.3.
The 100m Zoe Allen came 2nd in 14.2 and Emma Davies matched this in the B string 14.9, the 200m saw two third places by Allen 29.5 and MacLean 31.5 and in the 800m Davies came in third 2.42.5 and Maddie Baker Third in the B string 3.00.6
The Relay Quartet of Allen, Davies, McGonnell and MacLean came 2nd in 59.2
On the Field, double win came in the Javelin McGonnell 26.38 and Eve Brown 24.25, Allen had to settle for 2nd in the A shot 7.75 and Brown taking 3rd B 5.02, in the Discus MacLean came 4th 17.47 and Fraser a good 2nd 14.41 in the other string.
The Long Jump Octavia Thomas lept 3.87 for 3rd place and Neve Wright 3.66 for 2nd b string, the High Jump Wright came 4th 1.25 and Fraser 3rd B string 1.20

The under 17 women won their match again with a strong squad as all season, Double wins came from Phoebe Hoaen 40.59 and Anna Montagne 23.31 in the Javelin, Sophie Wheadon 32.19 and Hoaen 21.85 in the Discus and Wheadon 10.38 and Montagne 9.34 in the Shot that saw maximum points. The long jump Amy Russell came 4th 4.05 and Ellie Kerslake 2nd B 3.68
The day started with Anna Montagne taking 2nd in the 80m hurdles 12.6, in the sprints Russell came 4th in the 100m 13.7 and Izzy Kerslake 14.1 for 2nd place B, the 200m Russell came 5th 29.2 and Hoaen taking 2nd in the B string 30.2.
The 4 x100m quartet of Russell, Hoaen, Izzy and Ellie Kerslake came 2nd in 56.2.

The under 15 girls were very short of athletes for this match Annelise Gale came 3rd in the 800m 2.36.1, the 300m Aimee Dickson came 5th 46.4 an Gale 3rd B string 50.8, Dickson came 3rd in the 75m hurdles 14.2 in the sprints Ella Ward coming 5th in the 100m 14.5 and 7th in the 200m 30.8, the Shot Dickson was 4th A 6.70 and Gale 3rd B string 5.13

The Under 13 boys also sent out a very strong group of athletes, but were just beaten in to second place, a superb double win came in the long jump by George Down 4.73 and James Fenner 4.03, more Double wins came in the throws by Seb Simpson in the Shot 8.21 and Sam Dennis B string 7.25, Simpson making it a double in the Discus 27.71 and Dennis 20.72 in the B, The Javelin saw Fenner throw 28.55 and Joseph Hoaen 23.30 for another double, William Appleby lept 1.15 in the high jump for 6th place.
The Track didn’t fair so well Doen had to settle for 3rd place in the 100m 13.8 and 2nd in the 200m 28.6 A strings, Edward Mackie came 3rd B in the 100m 15.6 and matched this in the 200m 32.0
The 800m Hoaen came 5th 2.51.9 and the 1500m Jacob Woods 4th 5.25.4 and Kian Darcy Masters 3rd B 5.48.7
The relay quartet of Down, Mackie, Fenner and Hoaen came 3rd 61.0

The under 15 boys had good competition as they came 4th in their age group, Jonah Briggs came 6th in both his 100m 13.3 and 200m 28.6, Matt Jones came 3rd B in the 100m 13.5 and Noah Kemp came 3rd in the 1500m 4.54.7 and matched this in the 300m 48.5, best result in the field came in the high jump with two very good 2nd places from Matt Jones and George Mackie both jumping 1.45, Oliver Ford took the only win in this age group on the day in the Discus 32.58 and had to settle for 2nd places in the Shot 11.03 and Javelin 33.65 and Noah Kemp took 3rd B in the discus 15.81, The Long Jump Jones came 6th with 4.71 and Briggs 3rd B 4.04

The under 17 men could only field 3 athletes Oliver Bazin 12.0 and Ethan Haines 11.7 teamed up in the 100m both coming 2nd place, again they teamed up in the 200m Bazin 2nd in the A string 24.9 and Haines winning the B string 24.5, for the third time they teamed up in the Long Jump Bazin 2nd A with 5.28 and Haines taking 4th B 4.36, Alex McLaughlin came 3rd in the Discus 27.31

U15/20 Inter County

Team Kennet had several athletes compete in the u15/20 inter counties match at Horspath on Saturday.

In the under 15 age group Liam Cawley represented Hampshire in the Javelin to throw 56.61 to take 1st place.

In the under 20 age group representing Berkshire Phoebe Hoaen stepped up from u17 to throw heavier weight in the Javelin coming 3rd with 37.33, Oliver Bazin also stepped up an age group coming 5th in the 400m 54.87 and 10th in the Long Jump 5.62, Stuart Bladon as an u20 came 3rd in the Javelin 47.42 and 3rd in the 110m Hurdles in 14.74m

SEAA Championships

Team Kennet had two club medallists inf the SEAA Championships at Ashford.

Gold went to Liam Cawley in the under 15s javelin with a throw of 56.46 and Silver went to Phoebe Hoaen in the under 17 womens javelin throwing 42.30

Well done you two superb efforts

British Vets Championships

Team kennet athlete Duncan Mcgrory won gold at the British Vets Championships over the weekend at birmingham
Duncan took part in the vet 60 age group taking part in the 2000m steeplechase winning in 7mins 45. 93 seconds by a margin of 19 seconds